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Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
of a visionary leader. south african president nelson mandela passed away yesterday at 95. the fight against racial and political segregation made him an icon for freedom. it is at 9:00 at night in south africa and petroleum -- people are gathering out his home to sing and pray and honor the leader. we have the latest on the memorial and funeral services. >> plans are set for the farewell to nelson mandela. >> we should all work together to organize the most fitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of the nation. >> on sunday, south africa will remember him during a national day of rare and reflection. on tuesday they gather for a memorial service at a 90,000 seat stadium. the body will lie in state for three days before he is laid to rest december 15th. today across south africa, large crowds gathered to remember delaware's -- nelson mandela's triumph over apartheid. >> from indiana, to new york, to washington, dc, americans paid their respects to south africa's first black president. >> it is a sense for me of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
their respects to nelson mandela. now the latest on the other world leaders headed for johannesburg and a final tribute. >> the week long farewell to nelson mandela is underway in south africa. >> this is the spit of the people around the world and here in south africa in the streets and townships and suburbs, people are united, holding hands, helping each other. >> president obama and first lady departed washington if south africa joined by george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hick. tomorrow's event is held in the soccer stadium where mandela made the last public appearance at the world cup closing ceremony in 2010. the world literally is coming to south africa. 91 heads of state and government, ten former heads of state, and dozens of other v.i.p.'s will join 90,000 regular south africans eager to pay were ares to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight. flight restrictions and thousands of police officers will be on duty at the stadium. crowds continue to gather outside his home. strangers hugged, swept up them motion. this woman b
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